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New York Times Tower

Identification

New York Times Tower
102109

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
trussed frame
steel
aluminum
curtain wall
light gray
modernism

Usages

commercial office
shop(s)

Facts

  • This is the New York Times' seventh headquarters since its foundation in 1851.
  • The dramatic, ethereal looking structure is more slender than an original scheme that called for four, expansive exterior glass staircases. A thin mast rises above an illuminated roof terrace.
  • This is the first high-rise building in the United States to have a ceramic sunscreen curtain wall.
  • Low-iron ultra-clear glass is draped with 186,000, 4-foot 10-inch white ceramic rods resulting in a curtain wall that appears to change color according to ambient lighting conditions.
  • The building's sign measures 110 feet (33.5 meters) in length by 15 feet (4.6 meters) in height and is constructed from around 1,000 separate pieces of aluminium affixed to the ceramic rods.
  • The facade's glass panels extend above the rooftop garden to 801 ft.-10.5 in.
  • In excess of 95% of the structural steel was recycled.
  • The tower utilizes 23,500 tons of steel.
  • Elevators travel at speeds of up to 1,600 feet per minute.
  • The building features marigold-coloured Marmarino plaster walls in the public areas; furniture is of cherry wood while floors throughout are of white oak.
  • The 14th floor features a double-height common room-cum-canteen which overlooks the newsroom.
  • Features New York City's first fully expressed, unclad high-rise steel frame.
  • The lobby features a publicly accessible large internal garden as well as a fully glazed private roof garden for tenants which offers panoramic views.
  • The architects were recognized with a 2009 Honor Award from the National Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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Location

620 8th Avenue
10018
Midtown
Manhattan
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

1,046.01 ft
1,046.01 ft
746.01 ft
13.75 ft
52
2004
2007
32
$850,000,000

Involved Companies

Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers

Gensler
MEP engineering, acoustics consultant, check engineering, civil engineering, consultant, datacenter consultant, developer, electrical contractor, elevator engineering, elevator supplier, facade consultant, facade designer, facade supplier, financing, fire protection engineering, general contractor, geotechnical engineering, glass supplier, interior fit-out, landscape architect, lighting consultant, owner, sealants & adhesives supplier, security system consultant, shell construction, structural engineering, surveyor, wind surveyor
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